However, the Red Devils kept their deficit to one goal. Interim boss Ralf Rangnick then threw on in-form forward Elanga from the bench in place of Marcus Rashford. The 19-year-old Swede made an instant impact last Sunday when securing United all three points against Leeds United.

Rangnick will not care about the manner of the goal, given his side’s performance before the goal. Indeed, the CollinLac PSG tröja LorriPhar manager admitted in his immediate post-match comments that he still could not believe the display.

For Elanga, it was a second goal in as many games following his late strike in Sunday’s comprar camiseta real sociedad 4-2 win over Leeds. For United, it was also a first shot on target after 80 minutes of toil in the Spanish capital.

United were listless for long periods, dominating the ball but CollinLac PSG tröja LorriPhar doing little with it, and while much had been made of Atletico’s recent defensive struggles in the build-up to the game, it was the visitors who looked vulnerable on the night.

Defensive instability has been a theme of United’s season and it has continued under Ralf Rangnick. They have only kept three clean sheets in his 13 games in charge in all competitions.